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Re: Migrating to SVN from zipfile-based archival. Advice?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:16:46 -0500

On 6/11/2010 10:20 AM, Barry Callahan wrote:
> On 06/10/2010 06:24 PM, Lieven Govaerts wrote:
>> All files from svn.collab.net have been copied to svn.apache.org.
>> You're probably talking about svn_load_dirs.pl, which is the tool that
>> the documentation refers to in the 'vendor drop' chapter. You can find
>> it here:
>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/contrib/client-side/svn_load_dirs/
> Excellent.
> I read through the section on vendor drops, and it looks relatively
> straightforward. I'll pull a copy of svn_load_dirs.pl and read through
> it to make sure everything makes sense. From the overview, it looked
> like it might handle adding/removing files automagically, as necessary.
> I may be wrong, but I'll find out when I look at the code.
> And I'm assuming that if, in the course of importing things, I find I
> accidentally skipped a snapshot I want preserved, I'll want to check-out
> the snapshot prior to the one I want to import before overwriting with,
> and importing the skipped one.

No, you can't really modify existing history in the repository once it
is committed - you can only go forwards from the last-committed change
(this is sort of the point of revision control). You could copy the
prior one to a branch, then add the changes there but they wouldn't
become part of the history of anything else.

    Les Mikesell
Received on 2010-06-11 18:17:23 CEST

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